'''Americans for the Arts''' is a nonprofit
organization whose primary focus is advancing the arts
in the United States
. With offices in Washington, D.C.
and New York City
, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
Americans for the Arts was founded in 1996 as a result of the merger between the ''National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies'' (NALAA) and the ''American Council for the Arts'' (ACA). In 2005, they further merged with Arts & Business Council Inc., also known as Arts & Business Council of New York
. The President and CEO is Robert L. Lynch.